Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations

Algebra and geometry are not interchangeable. Demonstrate why not with a series of problems that deal with the equations of circles and equations of lines that meet specific criteria. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the items as a model for assessments
  • Have pupils explain the answers using graphs
Classroom Considerations

  • The class may not learn all the concepts at the same time
Pros

  • Includes an answer key
  • Items are accessible for all skill levels
  • Prompts pupils to think abstractly and to attend to precision
Cons

  • The second question is more applicable to the Geometric Measurement and Dimension domain